Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Explanation | Acronyms | Missing Biographies | The Sad Corner

Daniel Elgersma (Counter-tenor)

Born: 1988 - The Netherlands

The Dutch counter-tenor, Daniel Elgersma, started singing as a boy soprano at age 6 in the Martini Boyschoir Sneek where he soon became a chorister. As a counter-tenor he obtained a Bachelor and Master degree in Early Music singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he studied with Lenie van den Heuvel, Michael Chance, Peter Kooy and Jill Feldman.

On his 17th Daniel Elgersma made his debut as a countertenor soloist in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248). Other activities soon followed such as J.S. Bach's alto-solo cantata Geist und Seele wird verwirret (BWV 35) with Klaas Stok, a solo recital on Purcellís music in collaboration with Lucy van Dael and performances in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), motets, masses and cantatas, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Antonio Vivaldi's Magnificat and Gloria, Charpentierís Messe de Minuit and Te Deum, Gilles' Requiem and more. He also specializes in early ensemble repertoire, such as Machautís Messe de Notre Dame, Tallisí Lamentatio de Jeremiae, Das Schwanengesang by Heinrich Schütz, Homo Melancholicus, Lagrime di San Pietro and Magnus Opus Musicum by Orlando di Lasso.

Daniel Elgersma sings with Vox Luminis (Director: Lionel Meunier), Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Director: Harry van der Kamp), Egidius Quartet (Director: Peter de Groot), Ton Koopman and Daniel Reuss.

Recent performances as a soloist include J.S. Bach's cantatas with Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Masaaki Suzuki, and Purcellís King Arthur with Jean Tubéry.

Source: Daniel Elgersma Website; Photos: © Renskaphotography
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Lionel Meunier


Member of Vox Luminis:
C-2 (2016):
BWV 106, BWV 150, BWV 131, BWV 12
Motets of Bach Family, including:
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirb
J.S. Bach: Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin, BWV Anh 163

Daniel Reuss


Video (2016): BWV 234, BWV 191

Daniel Reuss


Member of Cappella Amsterdam
Video (2016):
BWV 234, BWV 191

Links to other Sites

Daniel Elgersma - Countertenor (Official Website)
Daniel Elgersma countertenor on Facebook


Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Explanation | Acronyms | Missing Biographies | The Sad Corner


Back to the Top

Last update: Monday, May 29, 2017 03:46